Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
Buy On
  1. As long as you aren’t expecting another great platformer, Crash Purple works.
  2. It's fun to play, with just-cute-enough graphics and sound, it manages to be full of platforming charm and humour without ever overdoing it the way so many western platformers do, and some of the mini-games could sell by themselves.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    80
    Upon closer inspection this schizoid gameplay combination does seem to work.
  4. Each overworld that Crash visits is filled with platform elements that have been drawn out from generation to generation and have just ceased to be original any longer.
  5. With its strong minigames and well-made platforming mechanics, Crash Bandicoot Purple is a good, solid choice for fans of the genre.
  6. 75
    The library of mini-games alone makes the game a must have for anyone looking for hours of mindless fun. Add to that all of the cool extras unlocked when linked with a copy of Spyro Orange, and you end up with an awesome cross-franchise certain to leave you craving more.
  7. Pocket Games
    75
    When all is said and done, I wanted to keep playing these games to the end, because I was having fun, even though I had seen it all a dozen times in previous levels. [Summer 2004, p.34]

Awards & Rankings

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#33 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jul 8, 2017
    6
    This game gets a lot of hate but I am mixed with Ripto's Rampage. The minigames are mostly a hit or miss and the story is just plain stupid.This game gets a lot of hate but I am mixed with Ripto's Rampage. The minigames are mostly a hit or miss and the story is just plain stupid. But, I still had fun unlike....Mind over Mutants. Full Review »
  2. Jul 26, 2016
    9
    This game is a bit cliche and bland but besides that everything averages to good to great! It is one of the best Gameboy Advanced games I ever played.
  3. May 8, 2016
    6
    With Crash Bandicoot Purple being focused on minigames, but also involving much platforming, neither aspect of the gameplay goes beyondWith Crash Bandicoot Purple being focused on minigames, but also involving much platforming, neither aspect of the gameplay goes beyond mediocre level. Also there's the fact that it is unacceptably short. Its a shame that such a great idea for a crossover ended up being so... just okay. (The graphics are good for GBA though) Full Review »